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Title: Criterion 6, Indicator 34: Value of Capital Investment and Annual Expenditure in Forest Management, Wood and Non-Wood Product Industries, Forest-Based Environmental Services, Recreation, and Tourism

Source: USDA Forest Service, Forest Products Laboratory, FPL-RN-0320, 2010

Author(s)Skog, Kenneth; Bergstrom, John; Hill; Elizabeth, Cordell; Ken

Publication Year: 2010  View PDF »

Category: Research Notes
Associated Research Project(s):   FPL-4851-5A

Abstract: USDA Forest Service capital investment in management infrastructure was $501 and $390 million (2005$) for 2005 and 2007, respectively. National forest programs expenditures decreased from $3.0 to $2.7 billion between 2004 and 2007 and wildfire management expenditures increased from $1.7 to $2.1 billion (2005$). State forestry program expenditures for 1998, 2002, and 2004 were $2.0 to $2.2 billion (2005$). Forest recreation capital investment by the Forest Service was $461 and $405 million for 2008 and 2009, respectively, and by the National Park Service was $386 and $474 million for 2006 and 2008, respectively. NPS concessions provided $ $21.6 million for facility improvements in 2006. Private capital investment in forest recreation infrastructure and by businesses providing recreation equipment was $1.03 billion for structures and $442 million for equipment in 2006. Wood products industries capital investments decreased from $3.4 to $2.2 billion between 1997 and 2003 but increased to $3.5 billion in 2006 (2005$). Paper products industries investments declined from $10.2 to $5.3 billion between 1997 and 2004 but increased to $7.4 billion in 2006 (2005$). Wood furniture industry investments were $837 and $873 million for 1997 and 2002, respectively. Logging industry investments were $0.9 billion in 1997 (2005$).

Keywords: Forest products industry, economic aspects, sustainable forestry, public expenditures, forestry investment, finance, valuation, outdoor recreation, tourism, recreational use, capital investments, costs, statistics, forests, sustainability, criteria and indicators, Montreal process, forest management

Publication Review Process: Informally Refereed (Peer-Reviewed)

File size: 768 kb(s)

Date posted: 01/10/2011

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RITS Product ID: 37689
Current FPL Scientist associated with this product
Skog, Kenneth E.
Supervisory Research Forester
  

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